Music Streaming

Nov 20, 2019  |  Sony And Boomplay Collaborate On African Content

Boomplay and Sony Music Entertainment (SME) have announced plans to expand their footprint in Africa with a new partnership. The signing of this milestone deal with Boomplay will deliver SME's catalogue to more than 60 million Africans. Phil Choi, Boomplay's ...


Oct 31, 2019  |  Playfre To Offer Music Streaming Service In 13 African Countries

Playfre, which launched on 1 May 2019, has announced plans to expand its reach across Africa. The music streaming platform will now be available in the following 13 African countries: Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, ...


Oct 17, 2019  |  Boomplay To Venture Into Francophone Africa

Riding on its massive success in Nigeria and other Anglophone regions across Africa, Boomplay Music has announced that it will be expanding its music-streaming services to French-speaking countries on the African continent, four years after its launch in West Africa. ...


Oct 09, 2019  |  Nigerian Music Distribution Service, Songroute, To Allow Artists To Share Songs To Radio Stations

The Nigerian music-streaming and distribution service Songroute has rolled out two new features that will allow artists to share their music directly to blogs and radio stations. Owned by the African music streaming service provider Playfre; Songroute was launched in ...


YouTube Rolls Out Music Streaming Service In North Africa

Google’s YouTube recently rolled out its music streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa. The YouTube music streaming service will first be available in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The company is currently ...

South Africa: Spotify’s Stagnant Subscriber Growth Causes Shares To Fall

Spotify Technology SA’s shares dropped by 5.1% in premarket trading this past Wednesday after reporting slower subscriber growth than what investors had hoped for. The company closed off the most recent quarter with 108 million subscribers on its premium service, ...

New Video Streaming App, Naijatastic, Makes Waves In Nigeria

Naijatastic is a mobile video streaming app that was officially rolled out in Nigeria at the start of 2019. It has quickly gained popularity among users because it allows the user to stream audio and video at no cost. The ...

Spotify Rolls Out Disney Music Hub In South Africa

Spotify has launched the new Disney Music Hub in the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia. Through the Disney Music Hub Spotify, users can now enjoy all the music from Disney movies and ...

Spotify South Africa Launches 'Lite' App For Emerging Markets

Spotify Technology SA has released a new version of its music streaming app for users in emerging markets. The company says that this is an effort to grow outside of its strongholds in Europe and the US. The Spotify Lite ...

Awtar Multimedia And Ethio Telecom To Launch Music Streaming App In Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s telecom operator Ethio Telecom, in partnership with Awtar Multimedia, intends to roll out a music streaming app which will be similar to Spotify for all Android phone users in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Awtar Music App, which was founded ...

Vodacom’s My Muze Close To Achieving 1 Million Milestone

Since the rollout of its new music gateway in April, Vodacom’s My Muze has rapidly proven itself as a force to be reckoned with in South Africa’s digital music scene. Providing streaming and downloading access to over 30 million songs, ...

Boomplay Reveals Plans To Invest $1m In Kenya

Boomplay Kenya’s General Manager, Martha Huro, recently announced that Boomplay would soon be investing $1m in Kenya. Huro made the announcement at Boomplay’s music conference in Nairobi this week. The conference, which addressed topics aimed at improving music distribution in ...

Econet Continues To Excite The Zimbabwean Market With The Buddie Beatz Music App

Buddie Beatz, the music app by Econet Wireless, is continuing to excite the market after its recent launch and its award-winning exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). Fayaz King, Econet’s CEO, said that the interest in the app ...

Spotify's Latest App Update Highlights Video Podcasts

Spotify's mobile music app was recently renamed Spotify - Music and Podcasts, as the company pulls its $500 million investment into podcasting to the forefront of its whole ecosystem. The new design will soon be made available to the app's ...